The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with NU Procurement Services, will host workshops July 25 and 26 to help businesses become registered vendors with the university.
Becoming a registered vendor allows businesses to participate in university events and celebrations.
Sessions are 5 to 6 p.m. July 25 and noon to 1 p.m. July 26. Each session is offered as a hybrid format — in person in the Chimney Rock Room at the Nebraska Union or virtually.
The workshops are open to any business interested in learning more about working with the university.
Marco Barker, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, said the workshops can reduce barriers to becoming a vendor and widen participation in the program.
“This program is about finding ways to empower and support all Nebraska businesses, especially those who may not already be connected to UNL or on our radar,” Barker said. “We are particularly interested in building new connections with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and making certain they know about opportunities to work with us and the resources available to them. Supplier diversity is central to doing good business and reflects our land-grant mission to increase access and opportunity.”
The sessions are hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and facilitated by Doug Carlson, chief procurement officer.
Participants are asked to register by July 21.